A review of "Oh My Heart" — 4 years ago
When I listen to her music – I just want to dance. The tempo is fast.
Let’s Start a Band – a soliloquy about epics and idols
Barrowland Ballroom – lyrics have a bit of wit to keep your attention, romantic images, image of how it’s cool to take someone else’s bf’s attention – I guess it’s a power
Footballer’s Wife – long melody, hollywood stars, self confidence, I think the footballer’s wife could be Posh Spice, criticism
Not sure who the intended audience is.
Being inspired by the original child’s movie….you would guess it was for children, however, it doesn’t look like it. It paints a picture of the modern child not being so different whether in France or America. The modern child is a dull loner who has no friends after school and entertains himself with a playstation. This child is not innocent or imaginative like I would expect. He is extremely bored.
Maybe the movie is for the children that grew up and are now parents. The outlook is bleak. Divorced mother, has a job she reasonably enjoys. Adults are stressed and can’t find things, they get upset. They are angry with friends and ex-husbands. Adults sometimes don’t clean up after themselves, lie to borrow things or not pay rent, and they make each other angry. Doesn’t look like a movie for children. Maybe it is painting on honest look of how bad adulthood can be.
The nanny never smiles and is rather rigid while pronouncing her French relatively well.(?) There is no chemistry in this movie between mother, child, sister, or nanny.
One thing we do get from this movie is the sense of how small space a French apartment is.
The highlight of the movie must be the puppet play. Juliette Binoche is extremely good with the voice acting of the Chinese story.
Another highlight must be the cinematography, the focus the camera gets in odd places like reflections of trees on the front windshield, focus on the rearview mirror, focus from the reflection of a framed painting.
Why are all the women wearing camisoles. Is this for the male audience. Binoche is especially underdressed when she first appears in the movie.
“Living and dying, are in a sense, of equal value.”
“…if you put those feelings into words they will turn into lies.”
“Seeing is Believing”
noticed they used a melody from “in the mood for love”
realistic moments….reminds me that I’m living in my own movie
Relating with artists, teenagers, actors(rich and famous), prostitutes.
Murakami explores review writing.
The surreal is described very suspensefully.
Clear, crisp remixes. Hear the Beatles when their voices are young and at its peak.
I love “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
Here’s a follow up video of interest: